Haven't posted much on here recently as I've been too exhausted to think straight. Went to see my lovely GP today to ask about my thyroid but he doesn't think it is a problem as my last test came back well within range and if I'm honest my mother's symptoms before diagnosis were far more severe than fatigue. As time goes by I realise more and more how complex Hughes is.
My back neck and legs are all painful so I suspect that I am having some kind of flare which makes sense after the horrible virus I had for weeks. So back came the old chestnut of whether or not I am depressed or too tired. My doctor has given me a questionnaire to fill in about my mood which I will do. My 'marker' is that when I was depressed years ago I couldn't sit still and didn't want to be at home on my own, whereas now I could happily stay in all day reading, listening to the radio or watching TV and pottering about the house doing what I can, which isn't a lot.
Another facet of Hughes which I find difficult is the sensitivity to medication. My BP is high so I tried one tablet which lasted four days before I felt sick. Started a new one today and am already feeling 'off'. I had at last found a brand of paracetamol that didn't need me sick and it looks like the manufacturer is discontinuing it!
So all in all not a happy bunny at the moment but all I can do is take one day at a time.